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Forensics Chap 2
chain of custody
the documented and unbroken transfer of evidence
(indirect) evidence used to imply a fact but not prove it directly
(individual evidence) material that connects an individual or thing to a certain group
a multidisciplinary approach in which scientific and legal professionals work together to solve a crime
crime scene reconstruction
a hypothesis of the sequence of events from before the crime was committed through its commission
evidence that (if true) proves an alleged fact, such as an eyewitness account of a crime
a kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing
small but measurable amount of physical or biological material found at a crime scene
primary crime scene
the location where the crime scene took place
secondary crime scene
a location other than the primary crime scene, but that is in some way related to the crime, where evidence is found